Article from: TDM 1 (2005), in Intersections: Dissemblance or Convergence between International Trade and Investment Law
A Paper Submitted to The International Conference: "The WTO at a Crossroads"
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial declaration, known as the Doha Development Agenda, recognized "the case for a multilateral framework to secure transparent, stable and predictable conditions for long-term cross-border investment, particularly foreign direct investment." Yet, it appears that foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the most contentious issues of the so called "Singapore Issues." The debate in the Ministerial meeting in Singapore led to the creation of a Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI) with the mandate to study the relationship ...